English Learner Parent Advisory Council (ELPAC)

ELPAC (The English Learner Parent Advisory Council is open to current and former parents/guardians of English learners (ELs) in Brookline. The purpose of the ELPAC is to promote and support the success of ELs.

ELPACs are intended by law to advise the district and schools regarding matters that impact English learners including language acquisition programs, educational opportunities for ELs, and improvement plans as they relate to ELs. This is a great way for parents/guardians of current and former English learners to be involved and have their voice heard.

Lawrence Representatives:
Masahiko Kinoshita    dissatisfiedsocrates0719@gmail.com
Kay Kobayashi     ikobayas211@gmail.com

Director Office of English Learner Education
Public Schools of Brookline:
Mindy Pauro


2019-2020 School year ELPAC Meeting Dates

October 30th (Wed.) 18:00-19:30

January 29th (Wed.) 18:00-19:30

March 25th (Wed.) 18:00-19:30

May 27th (Wed.) 18:00-19:30

All of the meetings are in the Town Hall (TBA).

The Public Schools of Brookline makes every effort to provide interpretation and translation services to parents/guardians whose primary language is not English. With adequate notice (approximately two weeks), the district can provide for more than 75 languages. The district provides such services for meetings and important school/district documents. Please see the information below about how to request an interpreter and/or translation. 

1.    A teacher, dean, guidance counselor, nurse, or other staff member may request a meeting with a parent/guardian. Inform the person who has asked you to meet that you would like an interpreter and specify the language and dialect, if applicable.

2.    A teacher, dean, guidance counselor, nurse, or other staff member may send you an important document. Inform the person who sent you the document that you would like a translated version and specify the language and dialect, if applicable. 

OR 

3.    Contact the Office of English Learner Education (ELE) to make a request yourself. When you e-mail the program assistant, please indicate the type of service you would like (interpreter or translation) and specify the language and dialect, if applicable. If you are requesting a translation of a document, please attach the document to the email.

Please contact the ELE office if you have any questions and/or comments about interpretation and translation services provided by the Public Schools of Brookline. We look forward to serving you! 

The Office of English Learner Education (ELE)

333 Washington Street

Brookline, MA 02445

617-264-6412

colleen_mcgowan@psbma.org